What is section 10?
Section 10 allows a magistrate to dismiss a charge even where the offence is proven.
What is the effect of being dealt with under section 10?
The offence is not recorded as a criminal conviction on your criminal record.
What offences can be dealt with under section 10?
Less serious offences.
How does a magistate decide whether to deal with you under s 10?
Your lawyer has to convince the court that because of your personal circumstances, the circumstances of the offence or other factors it is appropriate to deal with you under section 10.